'''Explosions in the Sky''' is an American post-rock
band from Texas
. The quartet originally played under the name Breaker Morant, then changed to the current name in 1999. The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumental
s, what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows.
They primarily play with three electric guitar
s and a drum kit
, although band member Michael James will at times exchange his electric guitar for a bass guitar
. The band has later added a fifth member to their live performances. The band's music is almost purely instrumental